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Preparing Your Garden for the Seventeen-Year Cicadas MGNV - Best Management Practices logoWhat is the big deal about cicadas? Enjoy Extension Agent Kirsten Conrad’s presentation on the impending emergence of Brood X of the 17-Year Cicadas. The Great Eastern Brood’s three species of cicadas will emerge from their long underground life cycle stage between mid-May and late June. Learn about their life cycle and how to protect plants from their feeding and egg laying activities. Special guest Natural Resources Manager for Arlington County, Alonso Abugattas, sat in on the presentation and answered questions in the chat.

Zoom session, recorded March 26, 2021

Video of Presentation

CORRECTION: Photo seen at 00:47:50 should be attributed to Henry Staples & Claudia Gerwin.

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This cicada has just emerged from its exoskelton at 8:35 a.m. Its wings will eventually expand and its body will turn black as it hardens.
Photo © Mary Free

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